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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mathematics Major with Inclusive Adolescence Education

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The mathematics major with inclusive adolescence education program is for students preparing to teach mathematics at the middle or high school level. This program consists of 42 credits of mathematics, including History of Mathematics, Abstract Algebra or Real Analysis,  Foundations of Geometry, and Mathematical Programming. Students also take a methods course for teaching secondary mathematics and one semester of physics. In addition, students take the appropriate education courses to prepare them for the classroom.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will reason, construct and evaluate mathematical arguments.
  2. Students will know, understand, and apply the process of mathematical problem solving.
  3. Students will communicate their mathematical thinking orally and in writing to peers, faculty, and others.
  4. Students will demonstrate a positive disposition toward mathematical processes and mathematical learning.
  5. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of specific mathematics concepts and procedures.
  6. Students will use technology to learn mathematics.
  7. Students will possess a deep understanding of how students learn mathematics and of the pedagogical knowledge specific to mathematics teaching and learning.

Core Curriculum Requirements

All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures  for specific core curriculum requirements. 

Mathematics Core

The Mathematics core provides the foundation for all of our programs. Students take 7 courses (19 credits) listed below. The individual programs add mathematical depth and breadth. The Senior Comprehensive Problem Solving Seminar engages the student in integrating and applying a broad range of skills and concepts.

Required Courses for Mathematics Major with Inclusive Adolescence Education

In addition to the core courses listed above, all Mathematics / Inclusive Adolescence Education students are required to take the 21 credit hours listed below.

Elective Courses for Mathematics Major with Inclusive Adolescence Education

Students select nine credits from the courses listed below as upper division Mathematics electives:

Required Courses for Inclusive Adolescence Education

See Education: Initial Teacher Certification in Inclusive Adolescence Education   for course requirements.

  • Note - Students who are planning to study abroad and complete the Inclusive Adolescence Education program complete their study abroad semester during the sophomore year.

Mathematics Senior Experience

The comprehensive experience evaluates student mastery in mathematical thinking.  Students are actively involved in investigating collections of non-routine problems from a variety of sources. Students will be required to demonstrate their understanding and application of fundamental concepts, processes, representations and communication of mathematics.

Sample Program for the Mathematics Major with Inclusive Adolescence Education


  • NYS certification standards require that students complete 6 credits in each of the following subject areas, with a minimum grade of “C” or higher in each course: English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
  • Eligibility for student teaching requires that students have a minimum GPA of 2.7 or higher.
  • Bachelor of Arts programs require a minimum of 90 liberal arts credits.

Freshman Year

  • Modern Foreign Language Credits: 6
  • Perspectives Enduring Questions (PEQ) Credits: 6
  • Perspectives Enduring Questions Science (PEQ) Credits: 4
  • Health/Wellness Credits: 0

As well as:

Sophomore Year

  • Perspectives Enduring Questions (PEQ) Credits: 3-6
  • Integrative Studies (IS) and DEIB designated course Credits: 3-6
  • Math Electives Credits: 3
  • Second science course Credits: 3-4

As well as:

Summer Between Junior and Senior Year

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